Amazon Will Overtake Walmart as the Largest U.S. Retailer in 2...
Online - Retail

Amazon’s U.S. retail business is the “fastest growing at scale,” according to the company’s analysts. Between 2014 and 2020, Amazon’s U.S. gross merchandise volume, or GMV — a closely watc...

June 14, 2021

Macy’s, JCPenney, and Other Retailers Partner with Resal...
Fashion - Tech

Over the past couple of years, resale has continued to make gains — propelled by millennial and Gen Z shoppers who not only increasingly use digital platforms but also have become more cognizant of ...

Footwear News
June 14, 2021

Walmart to Distribute GNC Products in Stores & Online
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Select GNC products will be sold at Walmart stores and on the retailing giant's website under the terms of a new agreement. The new relationship would give the Pittsburgh company's products exposure t...

Walmart Joins Target in Thanksgiving Store Closures

The decision is part of Walmart's overall effort to keep an eye on its associates' mental health and well-being throughout the pandemic. The company said it gave employees expanded access to no-cost c...

June 7, 2021

Target Joins Amazon & Walmart with Online Summer Event
Retail - Toys

The big three are going at it on the cusp of the summer solstice. Target is joining the fray alongside Walmart (Deals for Days) and Amazon (Prime Day) with the return of its Deal Days promotion. The...

The Toy Book
June 4, 2021

The Gap is Back… Sales Top Pre-Pandemic Levels
Fashion - Retail

Gap’s fiscal first-quarter sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Shoppers turned to Old Navy and Athleta to refresh their wardrobes for summer, the company said. Gap’s namesake banner in North Amer...

June 1, 2021

Walmart & Gap Come Together to Create an Exclusive Home D...
Household - Retail

Walmart and Gap will launch a new brand, Gap Home, with bedding, bath, and decor. The initial collection will debut on Walmart’s website June 24 and eventually be available in the discounter’s sto...

May 28, 2021

Amazon, Chewy Dominate Pet Product E-Commerce
CPG - Online - Pets - Retail

By draw among those buying pet products online, the leaders are Amazon (59%) and Chewy (41%), followed by (33%) and then and Measuring by dollar sales share rather ...

May 26, 2021

Walmart & Target Start Their Own Delivery Services

Walmart and Target are testing their own home package delivery services in the United States - stealing a page from Amazon's play book - as e-commerce demand strains traditional carriers like United P...

Yahoo Finance
May 20, 2021

Walgreens Announces New Targeted Advertising Capabilities
CPG - Retail

Walgreens is offering more ways for brands to connect with the pharmacy chain’s customers and take advantage of the “first-party data” that the retailer collects. In an emailed press release, t...

May 17, 2021

Survey Says: Walmart is the Preferred Brick-and-Mortar Grocery...

One area where Walmart is far ahead of Amazon is its popularity as a brick-and-mortar destination for grocery purchases. According to results of the Inmar Intelligence Price Inflation Survey, a leadi...

Chain Store Age
May 14, 2021

Walmart and Target Suspend Trading Card Sales for Safety Reaso...
CPG - Retail

US retailers Walmart and Target have suspended in-store sales of Pokemon cards and other trading cards, due to safety concerns caused by a huge upsurge in demand. As reported by Bleeding Cool, a sign...

May 13, 2021

Walmart Moves Into Virtual Fitting Rooms with Zeekit Acquisiti...
Fashion - Online - Retail - Tech

Walmart is integrating a new virtual try-on feature to encourage more e-commerce sales in the future. The big-box retailer announced that it plans to acquire Zeekit — a female-founded startup based ...

May 13, 2021

Leaked Walmart Memo Shows Grocery & Subscription Troubles
CPG - Online - Retail

A leaked Walmart memo highlights the daunting challenges facing the world’s largest retailer, making blunt assessments about the uphill battle to overcome competitors like Amazon, Target, and Instac...

May 10, 2021

The Top 10 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Companies Are…
Online - Retail

Amazon continues to dominate U.S. e-commerce sales, far outdistancing its closest competitor, Walmart. Amazon’s U.S. e-commerce sales will increase by 15.3% this year to $367.19 billion, after surg...

Chain Store Age
May 7, 2021

Why Walmart is Overhauling its Sexual Wellness Aisle
Health & Beauty - Retail

Walmart is continuing to expand its lineup of health and wellness products, with a particular focus on one niche: sexual wellness. Starting this week, the company’s Ro line — consisting of men’...

Modern Retail
May 7, 2021

Walmart Is Releasing Never-Before-Seen ‘Waffles + Mochi&...
CPG - Retail - Streaming

I'm a sucker for a good Netflix binge-watch, but it's always disappointing when you finish what's available to stream and want even more content in between seasons. That said, fans of the new kid's co...

May 7, 2021

7-Eleven Plans to Open 100 Restaurants This Year
Dining - Retail

Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits and Parlor Pizza are located side by side inside the store, with separate ordering counters and shared indoor and outdoor seating. 7-Eleven EVP and Chief Operatin...

May 6, 2021

Tyson Foods Re-Enters Competitive Plant-Based Market
CPG - Retail

Two years ago, the biggest U.S. meat company marketed a mix of real beef and pea protein to consumers with a “flexible diet.” But the half-vegan, half-not patty proved a tough sell. Tyson eventual...

May 5, 2021

Kroger Partners with Drone Express to Deliver Groceries
Retail - Tech

Kroger Co. is diving into drone delivery, starting a pilot at a store near its Cincinnati headquarters. The supermarket chain is partnering with Drone Express, a unit of Telegrid Technologies, to del...

May 5, 2021

Hasbro & Franklin Sports Relaunch NERF Sports
Sports - Toys

Franklin Sports inked a new licensing deal with Hasbro to create and market NERF Sports products inspired by a wide range of popular sports. The reinvented NERF Sports brand kicks off with a spring l...

The Toy Book
May 3, 2021

This Online Market Lets You Filter Retailers By Your Values
Household - Online - Retail

GreenChoice originally launched in 2019 as a mobile app to help people with their in-store shopping decisions. Now, it’s an online marketplace where users can shop from Walmart, Target, or Walgreens...

Fast Company
April 29, 2021

Walmart and Kanye’s Yeezy in Dispute Over Similar Brand ...
Branding - Fashion - Retail

Walmart has filed a complaint to the US Patent and Trademark Office, arguing that a proposed logo design for Kanye West's Yeezy brand looks too much like the retail giant's logo. In its complaint, fi...

Business Insider
April 29, 2021

Livestreaming Popularity set to Grow in 2021, Coresight Resear...
Online - Retail - Streaming

Livestreaming is gaining popularity among brands and consumers as it offers a more immersive shopping experience. Coresight's research indicates that brands can extend their reach to more consumers, ...

Marketing Dive
April 29, 2021

Walmart to Celebrate Month-Long Mother’s May

Following successful drive-in movie, game day and Halloween events at its car parks last year, Walmart is launching Mother’s May Markets at selected Supercenters in the US. With its focus on moms a...

April 28, 2021

Here Comes the Dreaded Post-Pandemic Price Increases
CPG - Dining - Finance - Retail

For months, investors have been bracing for signs that prices will increase as the post-pandemic economic recovery gathers steam. Well, they're here. What's happening: Consumer products giant Procter...

CNN Business
April 21, 2021

DTC Brand Native Launches Sunscreen Line
CPG - Health & Beauty

In a bid for expansion, personal care brand Native last week launched into sunscreen products. The digitally native brand, now owned by P&G, has entered brick and mortar through partnerships with...

April 20, 2021

Walmart, Costco, and Uber are competing more than ever for lab...
Retail - Tech

US retailers have long been competing with one another for workers in a high-turnover industry. What’s new is that the gig economy—steering more into delivery—is joining the competition for labor, ...

April 16, 2021

4 Ways Consumer Spending Will Change Once More People Are Vacc...

Here are four predictions of post-pandemic trends, based on surveys and reports by experts: Consumers are still anxious, and that may influence what they buy and how they shop. Grocery shopping may b...

April 12, 2021

Retailers Are Launching Membership Programs to Compete with Am...

Memberships are starting to replace loyalty programs, as retailers look for more lucrative ways to squeeze recurring revenue out of their existing customers. On Wednesday, Best Buy announced that it ...

Modern Retail
April 9, 2021

McDonald’s to Close Hundreds of Walmart Locations
Dining - Retail

McDonald’s is closing hundreds of restaurants inside of Walmart as the pandemic shakes up consumers’ shopping and dining patterns. The fast-food chain will keep about 150 locations at Walmart sto...

April 9, 2021

Zag Inks Consumer Products Deals with Crayola, Kid Designs �...
CPG - Retail - Toys

Business is booming for ZAG’s Miraculous — Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir in the U.S. Following the news that Disney Channel picked up seasons four and five of the hit animated series, ZAG Execut...

The Toy Book
April 7, 2021

Walgreens to Launch Digital Bank Accounts this Year
Finance - Retail

Walgreens plans to launch bank accounts that will be available to customers online and at 9,000 of its retail stores in the second half of 2021. The pharmacy chain said the Federal Deposit Insurance C...

April 6, 2021

What Will 80,000 Closed Stores Mean for America’s Retailers?

If you look up, do you see the retail sky falling, or is a brand new day about to dawn? Headlines that echo forecasts of thousands of stores closing their doors over the next five years seem alarming...

Retail Wire
April 6, 2021

Why Verizon is Launching its Yahoo Shops Marketplace
Online - Retail

Yahoo is entering the marketplace wars. Verizon Media Group announced that it is building out a third-party marketplace called Yahoo Shops, which will launch with roughly 50 sellers later this year an...

Modern Retail
April 6, 2021

The Future of Dying Malls: Phoenix Mall Owner Sells Out as Pro...

Mall owner Macerich announced Thursday it’s sold a majority stake in Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix to a mixed-use real estate developer. The 92-acre site has been rezoned to create a new communit...

April 2, 2021

Saladworks to Open Walmart Ghost Kitchens
Dining - Retail

Walmart is opening as many as 60 Saladworks kitchens and eateries in its U.S. stores. Saladworks teamed up with Ghost Kitchen Brands to double the Saladworks footprint across the United States and Can...

Progressive Grocer
March 30, 2021

Drew Barrymore & Walmart Launch Cookware Brand
Branding - Household - Retail

Walmart has been on the move to build and keep its high-profile partnerships. Walmart's goal with this partnership may be to strengthen its relationship with the actress and at the same time tap into ...

March 30, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond Poaches Wayfair, Walmart Execs to Help ...
Online - Retail

Bed Bath & Beyond announced two key hires for its $3 billion e-commerce business. Jill Pavlovich, previously head of exclusive brands and merchandising for the online furniture retailer Wayfair, ...

March 29, 2021

PepsiCo Overhauls Evolve to Make Plant-Based Brand a Household...
Beverages - CPG - Retail

When consumers think of PepsiCo, the snack and beverage giant is most likely to conjure up a response involving one of its signature sodas and chips. Now, executives at the $192 billion CPG giant are...

Food Dive
March 24, 2021

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